Our History curriculum is full of areas of study which foster our curriculum drivers – independence, resilience, inquisitiveness and ambition.

History forms a very important part of our curriculum and our aim is to inspire pupils so that they develop an inquisitiveness and want to know more. As a school, we aim to inspire curiosity and fascination about Britain and the wider world and wholly develop each child’s historical skills, understanding and knowledge through looking at a wide range of primary and secondary sources. We challenge children to want to independently  learn and retain information about the past in order to prepare themselves for future learning in this subject and in their everyday life. Over and above all this, we want our pupils to be passionate about History.


  • To develop a chronological narrative of the past and know how this affects the present and will influence the future.
  • To develop a coherent understanding of Britain in the past, including a focus on local history, and to investigate events in the world.
  • To understand the concept of change and a sense of what has changed and how or why.
  • To understand the importance of sources and to be able to use these effectively to study the past.

Features of effective History teaching:

Use a range of primary and secondary subjects.

Use of historical terms-appropriate to age.

Chronological understanding is developing throughout school.

Pupils understand that our view of the past may change.

Pupils know that the past will influence the present and the future.

Understanding of change, cause, similarity and difference.

Enquiry based learning – history is a subject to investigate and not just receive.

Pupils understand how the lives of certain individuals and groups of people have shaped Britain and the wider world.